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Katherine Kwei A/W 2013 Preview

Kathy, the superwoman/designer/hot mama behind Katherine Kwei Handbags invited Claire Geist and I over for one of the loveliest afternoons in her SoHo studio. We got a good look and guided tour of the Katherine Kwei Autumn/Winter 2013 line.

Can you believe she’s made two babies AND runs, designs, promotes her own luxury handbag company? There are a few women whose career-life balance I look up to, and Kathy is one of them. She manages to do it all with a great attitude and style cooler than I could ever possess. Posing with Claire who’s wearing the ‘Carrie’ pictured underneath in the snake print with paint splatter.

Actually obsessed. It looks too rad. Excuse my hurried and blurry photo of it – it doesn’t do it justice, I swear. The ‘Carrie’ works well as I’m an Amex plus iPhone kind of girl. Keep it efficient with this one.

Also mesmerized by the cobalt lizard. I love cobalt so much I would name a child after it. I naturally gravitated toward the smaller accessories, clutches, and wallets – plenty were introduced this season. Who was it that said the bigger the bag, the bigger the girl? Don’t lose yourself (or your keys) toting a hamper around town.

Mood board with lots of brights, neons, and metallics.

Kathy with one her line’s updated favourites, the Donna box clutch.

More from the perfect-for-a-night-out section. Lots of the traditional Chinese knotting that you see in her signature pieces meets edgy reptilian metallic sheen.

Would happily lug my laptop to work in this two-zip tote. Simple, the skin packs all the oooh into an outfit that you’ll need without the effort.

I went home with the cobalt lizard ‘Charlotte’ shoulder bag. Wanted something that would also fit my camera without being too cumbersome, the adjustable shoulder strap was key for a shawty like me. I haven’t used any other in my own bag collection since. Thanks again Kathy for the flowers, candy, and gifts! You’re too sweet!

This entry was written by Joey, posted on April 24, 2013 at 9:35 am, filed under Fashion, Joey Ng, New York, Photos and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Everyday Arsenal

I am really lazy about getting dressed because who wants to wear any clothes ever, amirite? So since it hasn’t fully sprung into Spring in New York, I’ve opted for this cold weather uniform, varying only slightly from day to day.

Fisherman Beanie: American Apparel
Circle Scarf: American Apparel
Fisherman’s Pullover: American Apparel
Mape Petite Black Leather Jacket: Acne
PS1 Wallet: Proenza Schouler

Matte Lamé Zip Leggings: H&M
Studded Boots: Tony Bianco

This custom nameplate by my darling, Jake Andrew.
He created the first of its kind for me at a shorter length of 13 inches, with an adjustable clasp. NO GOOD cuz I ain’t any.
Get yours for $169 here or email sales@dandq.com.au.

Others identified with the D&Q nameplate: Nikki Moose from Dirty Flaws, Todd from PENDV, Nadia from The Animal Orchestra.

Perfect addition to my armour collection:
NO GOOD nameplate necklace: D&Q
Skulls Bangle: The Great Frog
Endless Love Ring: Nora Kogan
Watch: Cartier

Now let’s go win a war.

This entry was written by Joey, posted on March 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm, filed under Fashion, Joey Ng, New York, Outfits, Photos and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Black & Yellow,
Black & Yellow,
& Emerald

Trying a little harder not to wear just a sweatshirt, black jeans, leather jacket every day.

Outfit:
Black Cotton Spandex Jersey Mock Neck Bodysuit: American Apparel
Spruce Long Accordion-Pleat Skirt: American Apparel
Patent Black Reversible Leather Belt: American Apparel
Gold necklace: Mum’s vintage Givenchy
Large watch: Dad’s vintage Rolex
Medium watch: vintage Casio from American Apparel
Small watch: Mum’s vintage Girard-Perregeaux

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This entry was written by Joey, posted on October 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm, filed under Joey Ng, New York, Outfits, Photos and tagged , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Miss Wax x Lady Ness capsule release

Miss Wax and Vanessa Diaz bka Lady Ness of rawthentix.com collaborated and celebrated their two piece jewellery line last week at a smashing party in Tribeca.

Held at the Rare by Ruth Roche salon, I got to catch up with Ness amidst her designer-hostess-PR-machine-bartender duties.

The accessory – a studded leather shoulder piece with multi-width, cross-body chains add a pop of punk royale to any basic outfit.

I, of course, was enamoured with the mini cupcake spread by Glittle Cupcakes.

Paul [Lavish-Livez.com] and his bespectacled girlfriend were also in attendance.

I met the vivacious and lovely Ashley at a brunch a while ago and she wore the same block-lettered DOPE necklace. Love! She happens to be a stylist at Rare salon, someone remind me to give her a call, I need about a foot lopped off of my hair!

Miss Yvonne Kai flitted about leaving a suitor waiting in the wings like wallflower.

I ate more cupcakes. Red velvet, my fave.

For more info on the Miss Wax x Lady Ness collection, check out their lookbook here

This entry was written by Joey, posted on December 24, 2010 at 2:21 am, filed under Events, Fashion, Friends, New York and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.